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There is no such thing as "waste" in Nature. In nature, the by-product of one system is feedstock for another system. Only humans have created this thing called "waste."Ancient Hawai`ians lived this way before the term "Zero Waste" came to be. And we can live this way again through small shifts in our daily activities. In this way, we greatly reduce our impact on Hawai'i Island's natural environment, and how much rubbish we generate, protect Hawai'i Island's natural environment, preserve our resources for future generations, and save our community tax dollars.
Recycling has become a national habit, a daily ritual practiced by millions of people every day. Yet recycling alone will not end our dependency on landfills and incinerators, nor reverse the rapid depletion of our natural resources. As world population and consumption continue to rise, it is clear that our one-way or cradle-to-grave system of extracting virgin resources to make packaging and products that will later be buried or burned is not sustainable.
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